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    DescriptionAt a time when political, environmental and social gloom can seem overpowering, this remarkable work offers a lucid, affirmative and well-argued case for hope. Tracing a history of activism and social change over the past five decades - including the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Zapatista uprising in Mexico to Seattle in 1999, and the worldwide marches against the war in Iraq - Solnit proposes a vision of cause-and-effect relations that provides new grounds for political engagement. Solnit's book is accessible and essential reading. Drawing from thinkers of the last century - including Woolf, Ghandi, Borges, Benjamin and Havel. She creates a manifesto for optimism for the twenty-first century and gives us all true reasons to never surrender.


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    Title
    Hope in the Dark
    Subtitle
    The Untold History of People Power
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rebecca Solnit
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 162 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781841956602
    ISBN 10: 1841956600
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    BIC subject category V2: JPW
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000, POL010000, HIS037080
    DC22: 361.2
    Thema V1.0: JPW
    Edition statement
    Main
    Publisher
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Publication date
    16 June 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Rebecca Solnit has written seven acclaimed works of non-fiction, including Motion Studies:Time, Space and Eadweard Muybridge (Bloomsbury) and Wanderlust: A History of Walking (Verso). An activist, columnist and cultural historian, she has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Lannan Literary Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She lives in San Francisco.
    Review quote
    * This is a book to be cherished, something to keep close at hand for those dark moments when you wonder whether the world really is a better place than it was 50 years ago. Independent on Sunday * Her passionate defence of direct action is a refreshingly corrective, while, crucially, her celebration of people power is proactive rather than complacent. Metro * A jewel of a book. Solnit reveals where we were, where we are, and the step-by-step advances that have been made in human rights, as we stubbornly stumble out of the darkness. Studs Terkel * A short, elegant, passionate polemic on the history and future of progressive political engagement. -- Robert Macfarlane Guardian